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  • Is this trojan a real threat, or is it a OneCare problem?
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:19 AM

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  • http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Entry.aspx?Name=TrojanDownloader%3aWin32%2fBredolab.B

     

    Where was it found by OneCare and what action did it take?

     

    -steve

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 3:16 PM
    Moderator
  • It said that is where it found it...I searched my computer and did not find any files by that name, or even similar.  In the scan report, it said that it found one potentially harmful file; the file was still active, but blocked.  I'm not really sure what that means.
    I downloaded some software that was supposed to remove the spyware, but all the software I found required me to buy something from them.  With this spyware, it's not a good idea for me to be logging in to my personal accounts and purchase something through the internet.  If you know of any software that will remove this trojan, that I can get for free, it would be much appreciated.
    I have searched the internet and have only found a few articles pertaining to this particular spyware, but the articles did not explicitly say what it was, what it did, or how to remove it.
    Any information would be helpful...this spyware is really slowing my computer down.
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 8:44 PM
  • Open OneCare, click on change settings, logging tab, create support log.

    In the report that opens in your browser, scroll to the virus and spyware section to see where the infection was found.

    It is likely to be in an email attachment or compressed file, so it is not active and OneCare can't remove it without damaging the source file.

    You can contact support for help.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3:23 AM
    Moderator